May 17, 2023 • Anna Griffin
Anna Griffin | Create Crop at Home 3 Highlights
We are still in awe of the amazing time that we had together during this year’s Crop at Home 3. Two thousand of you joined us for an unforgettable weekend of crafting, community and friendship! We thought that it would be fun to highlight a few of our favorite parts of Crop at Home 3 for you since it was such a memorable weekend!
As with all of our events, we approach each with an attitude of gratitude. We are so grateful to all of you who decided to join us during the event and all that you did to make it happen! This paired with our intention of being loving, caring and creative set the mood for a beautiful event. Our platform allowed all participants to post projects, share social media posts, interact in state groups and meet up to create in our virtual craft room.
We created 20 AMAZING pages over 3 days, and we were each on a personal mission to make memories together and memorialize our own personal histories. From our lovely opening poem from Penny to each of our wonderful testimonials, live guests and attention to detail, we know that everyone enjoyed the Crop at Home 3 event!
Take a look at some CAH3 highlights!
Before the event there were lots of meetings, tests and preparation!
Each May these gorgeous New Dawn roses bloom by Anna’s kitchen window. When we see flowers, we know it’s time to scrapbook for Crop at Home!
It was so much fun to see you anxiously awaiting your Crop at Home boxes this year!
Anna, Robin and Sara loved these fascinators sent for the CAH3 festivities!
Day 1 was all about Annalise and the beautiful, colorful florals. Here are some of the photos from the event!
The layouts created are so fantastic!
The Tex Annas had the crafting spirit!
We love, love LOVE seeing your fur babies participate in the events!
From mothers and daughters to sisters and friends, we had so much fun seeing how you created together!
These borders were one of your favorite techniques!
Sometimes it takes a Create event to realize how small the world is! Our friend Pam (pictured above with her sister Michelle) was a cheerleader for a rival high school football team near where Anna grew up. This fun fact was discovered during a live guest segment!
The Leroux family (pictured above) was with us once again! There was no shortage of fun, celebratory hats this year.
Your amazing memories are the reason that we do our yearly scrapbook events.
We were all smiles after 3 days of scrapbooking our hearts out!
This was the most epic Crop at Home to date. Our bi- yearly events are such a great way to get an incredible collection of tools and materials, connect with our crafting community, expand your creative skills and be proud of what you can accomplish.
Our next crafting event is Create 9, and it will take place Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th. Tickets are on sale now on our website! We are hard at work to bring you another remarkable crafting event. Nothing lets you know what to expect from our events like your fellow crafters’ 5 star reviews! Thank you to those of you who have posted one! In the comments, tell us your favorite part of this year’s event!
This Crop at Home was the very best virtual event ever! Anna and her staff outdid themselves this year. I was able to finish everything that weekend and the paper and embellishments were beyond fabulous! I will finish cleaning off my dining room table this morning just in time to have hand surgery. It was supposed to happen on May 3, but that would have interfered with CAH3!!
Looks like one heck of a grand time, Wish I could have participated.
I love that Anna’s CREATE events give me something to look forward to. Knowing that boxes full of beautiful will be showing up at my home that I can play & create with brightens my life & allows me to brighten the lives of others too. Reminds them all how important they are to me & how much they are loved by me. All of these pretty pages full of beautiful records of memories are frozen forever in time & will be around long after I am gone for future generations to enjoy & read about their ancestors. It is nice to take these GORGEOUS scrapbooks off of the shelf & flip through them & remember the good times especially when you are heart broken, sick, struggling or missing someone. Reminds me that every little thing is going to be all right, that I am LOVED & strong & I’ll get through whatever has me down & helps me move forward. Life goes on. Good times are right around the corner. I like the idea of leaving important pieces of my love, my heart & my mind full of memories around in my creations. If I do not write it down & tell the stories of my memories they will die with me.
It is so uplifting to be in the company of others who share my same creative paper crafting passions too, even if it is virtually in the comfort of our homes. It is much easier & less expensive than traveling, lodging, eating out & hauling everything we like to use & need to some other location. We can be with our pets & our loved ones. Be comfortable, dress how we want, do what we want, when we want, how we want. I like the creative freedom of it all. I can go back & re-watch the video recordings of it all any time I want if something comes up or if I missed or can’t remember something. No packing or unpacking, no baby sitters needed, no pet sitters needed, no stressful anxious episodes, no parking lots, airports, taxis, rental cars or gratuity to deal with or pay for either. Anna & her team take care of every little detail & plan out the whole thing for us all. It is so worth the asking price & then some. I am so thrilled with this BIG beautiful Carte Noire box to store it all in too! The BIG warehouse sale afterwards is SO GREAT! I save up for it for months ahead of time. That is the best time to purchase your ticket for the next Create event (amongst other things). Wink wink. I loved Anna’s Create Crop At Home 3 box so much I purchased a second one at the amazing after sale that included printed step by step instructions & I also purchased an additional Create Crop At Home 2 box from the previous year at a deep discount as well. Scrapbooking is SO MUCH FUN & so important. Even if you are not a scrapbook fanatic you can use the contents to create cards & art journals too. Do whatever you wish, It is yours to do whatever you want to with. No crafting police will show up & tell you it is wrong or you are not doing it right or you can’t. I hope to see you at Anna’s next Create Event! HUGS YOU ARE ALL SO LOVED!👋👸💞💓💗🌸💐🧚♀️💖
CAH3 WAS GREAT! Now I’m going through withdrawal, I miss everyone already 🥺 I have been with you, Anna, for longer than I have been married (fyi I still have my first leather cave dress 🤣 ) you have been a big part of my crafting through time. You are ALL like family each and every Griffinite! My heart goes out to all of you and I wish only the best of joy, the best of love and the best of health to each in our community.
I will see you all again at Create 9, so put the top down and buckle up buttercup … it’s gonna be a fun ride!
NOW GET CRAFTIN’! 🙌
I was able to watch all of the amazing classes live but am waiting until my Mom feels better so we can make all of the gorgeous pages together. We will have our own mini Create…or perhaps Crop at Home Three, Part Deux. 😉 Seeing all of the pictures makes me smile and the finished pages are truly inspirational. Thank you!!
These were some of the most beautiful papers and techniques to date!!!! Love crop at home and making it available for so many. Thank you from the bottom of my crafting little heart
I am still bursting at the seams for this amazing time we had thanks to Annie first and also Martha Frischknecht! We had a wang dang doodle of scrappin time!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Anna, awesome create again! Thanks to you making this a virtual I have been able to attend each time, and already have my ticket for November! I am counting down the days!❤️😊
Anna, this was my 4th event. Each time I learn more and more to create fantastic pages. Of course none can compare to what you do. You alway think about us and how you can let us shine too. I enjoy all your products and how considerate you make it affordable for us to buy. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and giving spirit. I look forward to the next adventure in November. Thanks to you I can now revamp some of my scrapbook pages to reflect all I have learned. You and your staff are awesome.
Well it’s time I start scrapbooking. I was digging in my spare bedroom and found Two Anna scrapbooking kits that I bought off QVC, more than fifteen years ago. Family History and Seasonal Scrapbook Kit.
So much fun and creative buzz; you can feel it through the photos! I am so excited about Create 9; I will ask my husband to get this for me on my birthday in August. YAY!!!
I love to see the amazing layouts Anna and her team come up with. And seeing the incredible pages that the community makes is so much fun.
Wow, wow, wow! It looked absolutely fabulous. I attended CREATE and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I hope to be able to attend again, and to go out on a limb, I hope to attend CROP as well. The pages were gorgeous, the hats spiffy, the smiles contagious…and that grey cat stole my heart. Congratulations to all who were Blessed to attend and to Anna for giving so much to make our world “beautiful in the making”. Just spectacular!
How amazing. What a great team and happy crafters all over the country.
Thanks for sharing!
The best Anna event yet!! Loved it!!
In reference to the fascinators, there aught to be a due for that.
I had absolutely the best time at CAH3! The paper collections were amazing, and the prep work made the classes stress free. I learned new techniques that I’m sure I will be using on pages and cards going forward (including how to fix mistakes!). In between all of the beauty that is CAH3, I bonded with my new TEX-Anna friends over the 3 day weekend we spent together. One amazing event! Thank you Anna and team!
Lots of fun lovely ladies and beautiful cats, too.
This was a wonderful event. The attention to detail in the planning are so evident when you participate. Everything has been thought out and tested before hand. The finished products are a source of wonder and pride and the techniques learned are applicable todo many other crafting projects. The friends made and met again are such a gift. Thank you for this event and all the hard work of everyone involved
Looks like everyone had a most fabulous time. Good for all of you. Maybe I’ll be able to join for the first time next time.
What a great team!!!!
Wow! Looks like everyone had a great time. And made some beautiful pages.
You make people happy Anna.
You all look happy, who served, produced, watched, cropped and enjoyed the event!
Love it that you had a blast!
Oh JOY! Thank you for sharing the event with us! So much happiness, creativity and community! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
OMG I feel Anna Griffin famous. It WAS fun realizing we probably cheered all through high school on opposing teams. I remember traveling to her school and the story she told about getting to my school after a car fender bender was priceless. These are the stories I’ll scrap my next album – My AG experiences with pics of my new friends and special times with my sister. It is a small world and I can’t wait for it to get smaller with Create 9……also a little fun fact about CAH3 – I reconnect from a wonderful lady I met in Create 8. She and I lived in the town I moved from 2 years ago. I sure wish we connect when we live just down the street. I’m looking forward to each year reconnecting and making new connects. My sister and I write their names down in our AG note pads to find them at the next event – and we do!!!!! It’s been so fun. Like I said Create 9 here I come!!!!!
Happy Wonderful Wednesday! It certainly looks like everyone had a fabulous time. I hope one day I too will have the opportunity to experience this amazing event. Looking forward to AGTV today! 😊 💖
Crop@Home 3 was such a fun and inspiring event. I just don’t know how you do it, Anna, these events get better and better.
Thank you for the highlight ree.
Thanks for letting us take a peek at some of the fun you all had creating your “incredibles”!
Beautiful Pictures. Thanks for sharing to us who cannot afford to go to these events.
Love everything the ladies are doing.
That was fun to see!
Just watched the CROP AT HOME 3 video, WOW!!! what a group of BEAUTIFUL people!!!
This will be my second Create event. Last year was fabulous. The boxes full of goodies were unbelievable and I learned so many new techniques. Can’t wait to see what Anns and company come up with this year!!! Ticket purchased!!
This is a FABULOUS post! YES, YES, YES!! This was the best!!
Thanks Anna and team for all your diligent hard work.
I loved the fascinators!!
Let’s think of a “decoration” for Create!!
Way to go Tex-Anna’s!!!
I am pea green that I couldn’t attend this event but you guys had enough fun for me! Everything looks great!!!
This Crop at Home 3 was by far the best, and i loved all the papers ! Can not wait for Create 9 and of course Crop at Home 4 as i love Scrapbooking ! Thank you so much Anna and Team !!! Yall are amazing to say the least !
This year I reached out to more crafters and enjoyed connecting with them. It was a great event, and I’m looking forward to reviewing the classes again! Again, you and your great team knocked it out of the park!
I have a question? For the last photo listed. Is the lady in the second row third person from the right named Stephanie Johnson? If so tell her HI!
I had a blast at Crop at Home 3 and cannot wait for Create 9 and hopefully there will be a Crop at Home 4. I learned so much techniques and the creativity was amazing. All I can say is was an amazing and beautiful experience especially when we went to the Craft Room after the sessions. I meet such incredible people. Anna, Robin, Sarah and Team thank you for such a beautiful event. Cannot wait til November for Create 9.
That is truly amazing!!!
Just seeing all the love spreading that crafting has created. It’s a beautiful sight.
Thank you for sharing!
I’m proud to say that I was a part of that happy group who enjoyed Crop at home 3. It was spectacular! And although I didn’t get to sit with you at a table, I found a table of ladies that I had met last year and you know a few of them…Jane Phillips, Jennifer Huang and Annabel. I was so happy to be able to connect with them again this year. I also chatted with your little helpers Barbie, Theresa and Shamar…all of it was a happy experience. I made so many beautiful pages also.
My husband has already treated me to Create 9. He enjoys them too because he has finally found something I love that he can gift me with💕💕🌸🌸
Thank you Anna